Musings from David Norfolk, Practice Leader for Development & Governance.
My observation is that a lot of collaboration initiatives never really deliver, and my work experience is that being able to do everything myself better than anyone else is the recipe for personal career success! Nevertheless, I really do believe in collaboration.
The days of current public key cryptography, used to secure everything from e-Commerce and Digital Signatures, to internet communications, are definitely numbered, thanks to the advent of Quantum Computing.
I’ve just had an interesting conversation with a couple of DevOps people from IBM, Eric Minick, OM lead for DevOps and James Hunter strategy lead for DevOps. IBM defines DevOps as an “essential enterprise capability for the continuous delivery of…
The recent TSB migration debacle was more than an Ops project and had Dev, testing and customer impacts. In these days of Ops/Dev collaboration, should it have been run as a DevOps-style process – or was it run “DevOps in name only”?
Validating “magic” systems such as those based on Amazon Alexa is important – and non-trivial. Most important is that remediation processes are designed and tested.
Interesting short article on visualising your assets based on architectural-style viewpoints: Better Configuration Management CMDB Data Visualization for Free.
While you are all (I hope) thinking about GDPR, just a brief heads-up on another EU initiative that will also still be important post-Brexit. The NIS Directive is the first piece of EU-wide legislation on cybersecurity. It provides legal measures…
GDPR is very emphatically about managing privacy with the interests of the data subjects at heart. It is not about encouraging lazy people to sign away their rights.
The bottom line, I think, is that (regardless of GDPR and its jurisdiction) a mutable company can’t afford to have a breakdown of trust with its customers and other stakeholders – as Facebook is discovering. GDPR may simply be a catalyst for bringing data-related trust issues to the surface.
David Norfolk comments on an interesting article, for emerging Mutable Businesses, from McKinsey.